Sori Yanagi was one of the most famous product designers in Japan. He played a role in Japanese modern design developed after World War 2 to the high-growth period in the Japanese economy. He is both a representative of the wholly Japanese modern designer and a full-blown modernist who merged simplicity and practicality with elements of traditional Japanese crafts.
The Butterfly Stool uniquely combines Eastern forms with the plywood moulding technique developed by Alvar Aalto and Charles and Ray Eames. The gently curving silhouette of the twin seat shells is reminiscent of a butterfly's wings.
 
Material moulded plywood with a lacquer finish, brass fittings.
Size H39cm, L42cm

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Butterfly Stool

 

design Sori Yanagi, 1954

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